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Syntactic Theory: A Unified Approach / Edition 2
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Syntactic Theory: A Unified Approach / Edition 2

by Robert Borsley
 

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ISBN-10: 0340706104

ISBN-13: 9780340706107

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Syntactic theory is central to the study of language. This innovative book introduces the ideas which underlie most approaches to syntax and shows how they have been developed within two broad frameworks: principles and parameters theory and phrase structure grammar. While other texts either concentrate on one theory or treat them as totally separate, here both

Overview

Syntactic theory is central to the study of language. This innovative book introduces the ideas which underlie most approaches to syntax and shows how they have been developed within two broad frameworks: principles and parameters theory and phrase structure grammar. While other texts either concentrate on one theory or treat them as totally separate, here both approaches are introduced together, highlighting the similarities as well as the differences.

Thoroughly updated in the light of major recent developments, this second edition includes expanded explanations of the main characteristics of the two theories, summaries of the main features, exercises reinforcing key points and suggestions for further investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340706107
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preliminaries
Constituent structure
Syntactic rules
Syntactic categories
Heads and complements
Subjects and predicates
Anaphora
Noncanonical complements and subjects
Grammatical functions
Passives
Raising sentences
Control
Wh-dependencies
Island constraints.

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